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Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown
Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown

Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.allegroitaliankitchen.ca
  • Phone: (780) 424-6644
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jack Menghisteab
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Piano music every Friday & Saturday, and on special occasions. Located at the heart of Edmonton city, Allegro Italian Kitchen downtown sits right off Jasper avenue and has been a part of Edmonton's dining experience since 2002.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking located on 109st as well as 100th avenue. After 5pm there is customer parking at the rear of the building.
A word from Allegro Italian Kitchen - Downtown
Allegro's menu reflects the best from Italian food



Allergo, as most of you know, is a musical term that means lively, and the restaurant rendition run smartly by Rico Ferri and Jack Menghisteab certainly lives up to its namesake. Allegro offers a completely separate concept with a warm, intimate restaurant featuring the best dishes. You can refer to our menus for a list of dishes available at Allegro.


Allegro Italian Kitchen has received rave reviews for its contemporary design, exceptional meals and all-around wonderful dining experience; In the summer, you can dine inside or out on the patio and savor one of many mouth-watering meals, including pasta, chicken, risotto and many more, and a selection of fine wines. The live piano music makes this dining experience unique with a beautiful atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "It was very quiet for a Monday at Allegro. My family and I were the only diners in the restaurant, there were some people sitting outside. By no means was this a bad thing. It was a really nice experience. It was like the restraunt was rented out for the party. The food and atmosphere is always great. The service was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was delicious, first time eating here and was pleasantly surprised, sometimes when you try new restaurants they can be disappointing, but not allegro! Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Allegro has always been on my top list and I was excited to go back after 5 years of being away from Edmonton. Jack remembered my special order and cooked it to perfection. (You can order whole wheat pasta) Everyone I was with loved the food and said they would go back. Thanks Jack!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner! The food was delicious, you could tell the ingredients where fresh and good quality. We had Calimari with a homemade dipping sauce and the Ziti Con Polo was awesome! The waitress was genuinely friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Good, reasonably-priced, reliable food with fast, friendly service and a no-rush you out the door attitude. Reasonably quiet with great access to government offices makes it easy to come into town and have a pleasant business discussion over lunch with a group of 2-6."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We decided to try something new for our tenth anniversary and were delighted with what we found at Allegro. The food was delicious, of course. The ambience was relaxing and without ostentation. The music, too, was wonderful - a unique mix of genres that perfectly suited the restaurant and was played at the perfect volume, something I've never seen mastered before. Our server played a significant part in our overall enjoyment. He was respectful, amiable, and always watching out for our needs, but never intrusive. The last time we ate somewhere with that blend of quality in food, service and atmoosphere, we were in Europe. Lastly, Allegro was within walking distance of our hotel. I'm already including it in my plans for next year."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I can always count on a great meal, great service and the ability to talk with my guests."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Allegro has really good food, and great service. It is a regular lunch time spot and being able to make reservations through open table is really convienenent. Insalata de Pollo is one of my favourites, their pasta and sandwiches are excellent as well. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Upon arriving the restaurant was busy and alive, that is a good thing...the server was very friendly and bubbly,that is a good thing,...she was very helpful with advising on meal selections and tending to us regularly...the atmosphere was comfy and warm..all 4 of us truly enjoyed our meals and have recommended this spot to many of our friends. Nice to find a small gem in this city that you would go back to....keep up the good work!!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I have been eating at Allegro regularly, for 12 years. It's a great spot for a luncheon meeting or for an evening out with friends. The food is always excellent, and the complimentary steaming hot dinner rolls are always light and wonderfully tasty. Service has some variance from server-to-server, but is mostly good. We will certainly continue to visit Allegro regularly. As always, well done, Jack!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food was great, cute place, good for groups, not really for kids, but my 4yr old played"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It took us a while to get our order taken and for the food to come out. The food was pretty good however too full of spices. It was almost too spicy to eat. My family and I all got different meals and appetizers and they were all quite spicy. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I are having continued success finding the best of the best on open table. Our local pasta place had closed and we had struck out in an atmept to stay in our neighborhood so we made a reservation at Allegro. They had no issue making a few minor sauce adjustments for us [since she is pregnant, certain smells are out!]. The food was fantastic and the service was second to none. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Myself and my friends come to Allegro frequently for years, never disappointed, always satisfied!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was great, I had veal topped with eggplant and tomato sauce and it was great. Good caesar salad as well. The service was a bit slow because they only had one waitress working and there was a table of 12 but she was still very good, talkative and personable. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Allegro has amazing food, wonderful service, and the best balsamic and olive oil for bread you have ever tasted! (you have to try it to see what I mean, they put a spin on it that no one else does!)"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food Great service what more could you want Thank you"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Still one of the cities best Italian restaurant. Highly endorse Allegro Italian Kitchen"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner at Allegro. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. Most of all the food was outstanding. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I have been a custome of Allegro for many years. It always provides consistent, well executed any dining. We have used it for our group lunchins and have never been dissapointed by the service, food or the way we are treated. I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a nice intimate space for a special, business or casual dinner or lunch."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Good value for money quality dining. The brandy veal was mouthwatering. There wasn't any room left for dessert but their traditional beer was quite good."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had the steak and chicken, and both were excellent. It was a special occasion, our 10th anniversary, and everything pretty much met our expectations for a nice night out, good food, and good atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Service was top notch. Had the daily soup which was amazing!!! Ceaser salad was fresh with plenty of anchovies. Great tender melt in your mouth pasta. Great tiramisu as well. No complaints. Come on saturday nights as there is a piano player on site,"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Allegro is a fine Italian restaurant with good ambiance and great food. My only complaint is that it is a pain to find parking near by."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "First visit there, and now added to my list of fav restaurants in the city. It was flavourful, amazing, and overall just delicious. My mouth is watering, just writing this review. Definately, one of the best in the city."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I went during the downtown dining week and chose off of the $25 menu. I was disappointed with the meal we were served as the caesar salad was made with mostly the stalk of the romaine lettuce rather than the green leafy part and the dressing did not taste as if it was made in house and tasted as if it came out of a bottle. The rest of the meal was fair but nothing that I would want to pay for when I can make as good or better at home. The great review of the restaurant that was hanging in a picture frame above our table is about 20 years old. An update to food and decor is needed for this restaurant. I don't plan to return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Good Food. Salad was a big portion and desert at the end Panna Cotta was excellent. Entree was tasty, filling, but not as memorable as appetizer and desert. But still very good, and highly recommend! Came here on downtown dining week for the dinner set menu."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've been to the restaurant twice recently and both times received excellent food and service. The portions are huge, and what I boxed up made for a light dinner. Had the chicken panini which comes with a salad and side of pasta in a spicy sauce. Would not hesitate to revisit, maybe for dinner next time."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Allegro is always popular with the downtown business people but they manage with great efficiency to seat you quickly. The staff is attentive without being bothersome. Food is always great!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Almost like being in Italy with a Canadian twist. Except for the bread buns were definitely Save-on food variety. (and not meant for dipping into balsamic vinegar. ) Service was excellent. Entrees and appertizers were awesome. Not a place for steak as it was tough."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I took my date here for valentines days and even though it was only our second date she told me it was the best valentines day she's ever had. There's live music (a pianist), a romantic setting, and the entire staff was friendly and professional. The perfect place to sweep her off her feet."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The title says it all, Edmontons Hidden Gem and not just because it took a little effort to find the place. I went to Allegro to celebrate my four year anniversary and the restuarant and staff definitely made it memorable. It's a quiet, quant restuarant. it's a small intimate space so it wasn't overly crowded or loud. The lights are dimmer making it more romantic, Our waiter was amazing, he was funny, professional and could recommend anything from wine to spices on your steak. The food was amazing, the flavor, texture of every bit makes you thankful you get to take the left overs home...that is if there is anything left over. I would recommend this place to anyone, anywhere and would go back for any reason to have a romantic night out."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It was our first time to this downtown restaurant and we were very pleased with the quality and quantity of food as well as the personal and attentive service. We were made to feel very comfortable and all enjoyed their meals very much. We look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I enjoy Allegro for lunch occasionally. Food is reliably pretty good, can be on the salty side. It tends to be crowded and noisy at noon, it the wait staff are professional and pleasant, and get everyone fed in the allotted lunch hour rush. I feel the prices are too high."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Good place for business lunch."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Allegro is a great place for lunch with colleagues. Lots of selection, delecious food, and decent service. The only reason this is not five stars is because service can be slow at times during lunch - so I would recommend going between 11 and 11:30. I had the Penne Diavolo, which is actually one of my favourite pasta dishes of all time. If you like eggplant, it is well worth trying!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was great - there with everything you need but not intrusive or bothersome."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The penne with Italian sausage was very good but slightly spicy, and the prawns with orzo was slightly too salty though otherwise excellent. All other dishes were perfect, and the ambiance was very pleasant."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great food, pleasantly served. Soups and sauces particularly good."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I've been to Allegro many times for lunch and their menu is fantastic, as is the food, service, and ambiance. But I recently tried it for dinner and was disappointed that a pasta kitchen does not have a vegetarian pasta option on the menu other than salad. The server was great and let our table order from the lunch menu so I would definitely go back but I would like to see an interesting vegetarian pasta dish for dinner."
    Dined on 1/1/2014